Extra light to light-medium skin tones
What it is: A first-of-its-kind serum with encapsulated Vitamin C, mineral SPF 40, and Niacinamide in a waterless base for brighter skin instantly and over time.
How it works: Breakthrough encapsulation technology maintains the formula’s potency and stability, delivering supercharged actives to skin to brighten, smooth, and protect. The water-free base of weightless oils and Allantoin soothes and nourishes. Available in three translucent tones to neutralize white cast without adding coverage.
What else you need to know:
Size: 1 fl oz | 30 ml
Non-comedogenic. Fragrance-free. Formulated without gluten. Cruelty-free. Vegan.
-Best Sunscreen Serum, Bustle Most Wanted Awards (2022)
-Best Skin Tint, PopSugar Beauty Awards (2023)
-Winner, Elle Green Stars Awards (2023)
Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 10% Inactive Ingredients: Squalane, **Ascorbic Acid, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, C9-12 Alkane, **Niacinamide, Silica Silylate, Methylpropanediol, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Silica, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, **Allantoin, Bisabolol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenylpropanol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin. May Contain (+/-): CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).
**Included at an active level—i.e., a percentage shown to benefit the skin.
- How do I avoid pilling when applying C Beyond?
1. SHAKE IT UP: Shake C Beyond vigorously for at least 10 seconds before dispensing. The formula contains a high volume of powders suspended in oil so this step is essential for an even application.
2. BE GENTLE: Dispense onto fingertips and/or apply directly onto face, patting lightly and smoothing. DO NOT rub the formula between palms or fingertips before applying—this will cause pilling.
3. ALL SET: Once applied, allow C Beyond to fully absorb into skin without touching or manipulating it further. Wait at least 60 seconds before applying makeup.
4. JUST IN CASE: If your skin is very dry and requires additional moisture, we suggest using an oil-based product prior to applying C Beyond. We recommend a simple oil like Jojoba, Squalane or Meadowfoam Seed, which are all found in the C Beyond formula. These three oils mix well with C Beyond and will provide a boosted layer of moisture underneath C Beyond.
- What shade am I?
C Beyond’s three tones are designed to neutralize the white cast from mineral SPF—not add a tint to your skin—so they’re flexible. Choose the tone closest to your skin tone, or contact us for help. If you’re in between tones, go with the lighter one.
- Does C Beyond provide any coverage?
C Beyond won’t add any coverage. The translucent formula has a small amount of sheer pigment to neutralize the white cast normally seen with mineral SPF. For more coverage, apply it as a base underneath your favorite ILIA complexion product.
- Can I apply C Beyond on top of other skincare products?
Yes. C Beyond can be worn on its own, but you can also apply it after your normal skincare routine. For best results, allow any skincare products to absorb fully before applying C Beyond.
- How much C Beyond should I use?
Use as much as you need to apply a generous, even layer that covers your entire face.
- Why are some of the ingredients encapsulated?
To preserve their potency and stability, Vitamin C, Niacinamide, and Non-Nano Zinc Oxide are enclosed in microcapsules that dissolve on contact with skin.
- Can I wear C Beyond with Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40?
Yes, you can wear them together. We recommend applying C Beyond first before Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40. Keep in mind that layering two SPF products won’t add up to a higher level of sun protection.
- How do I recycle the packaging?
Remove the cap and pump. Rinse the bottle clean of any remaining product. Remove the label and drop the bottle in your recycling bin. Rinse the cap and pump and recycle them through Pact Collective.
- Can I use C Beyond Triple Serum SPF 40 with sunscreen?
C Beyond contains Non-Nano Zinc Oxide SPF 40, so it provides broad-spectrum sun protection on its own. However, if you’re sensitive to Vitamin C and don't want to reapply C Beyond every 2 hours for sun protection, you can use your favorite sunscreen for reapplication throughout the day.
How to Use
For daily sun protection and brighter skin over time
1 SHAKE IT UP
Shake the bottle well for 10-15 seconds to ensure the waterless formula is evenly mixed.
2 BE GENTLE
Angle the pump down and dispense into palms. Gently pat and smooth onto skin without rubbing.
3 ALL SET
Allow C Beyond to absorb into skin for at least 60 seconds. Wear alone or to boost your glow before makeup.
4 JUST IN CASE
If your skin needs more moisture, we recommend applying a simple facial oil (such as Jojoba Oil or Squalane) under C Beyond.
A Closer Look
Three encapsulated actives. One supercharged formula to brighten, smooth, and protect in a single step.
- formulated without gluten
Key Active Ingredients
L-Ascorbic Acid (10%)
Pure form of Vitamin C that visibly brightens, firms, and evens skin.
Visibly smooths skin texture, minimizes pores, and refines uneven tone.
Non-Nano Zinc Oxide
Helps safely shield skin from UV rays, blue light, and pollution.
“I love using C Beyond with some True Skin Serum Concealer on top to spot conceal. On the weekends, it’s usually all I apply to ensure there is broad-spectrum, mineral SPF 40 protection and a strong dose of skincare.”
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